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The Wavefunction Collapse Algorithm Explained https://robertheaton.com/2018/12/17/wavefunction-collapse-algorithm/

How to Be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary (2002) [pdf] https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~susan/475/HowToBeAProgrammer.pdf

Google Takes Down Artstation Android App for Explicit Content https://magazine.artstation.com/2018/12/happened-artstation-android-app/

TensorFlow Lite is for mobile and embedded devices https://www.tensorflow.org/lite/

The Der Spiegel journalist who messed with the wrong small town https://spectator.us/der-spiegel-small-town/

Scientists Find Red Wolf DNA in a Unique Group of Wild Dogs in Texas https://gizmodo.com/scientists-find-red-wolf-dna-in-a-unique-group-of-wild-1831233985

The bleak picture of two-factor authentication adoption in the wild https://elie.net/blog/security/the-bleak-picture-of-two-factor-authentication-adoption-in-the-wild/

Show HN: RedixDB – a fast persistent key-value store with the Redis protocol https://alash3al.github.io/redix/

How Juul made vaping viral to become worth a dirty $38B https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/22/juul-me-twice-shame-on-you/

Chip Industry’s Fundamental Shifts in 2018 https://semiengineering.com/fundamental-shifts-in-2018/

Turning GraphQL diagrams to mock back end https://app.graphqleditor.com

Quilts, Tiles, Knuth, and the Music of Elliott Carter (2017) http://georgeflanagin.com/quilts-tiles-and-music-of-elliott-carter.php

A Formal Apology for Metaphysics [pdf] https://philpapers.org/archive/BARAFA-6.pdf

Reple: “Replay-Based” REPLs for Compiled Languages https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~brock/blog/reple.php

Quora pays thousands for posting questions https://quorapartners.quora.com/The-Quora-Partner-Program-in-2018

How Flutter uses Widgets, Elements, RenderObjects to create eye-candy at 120fps https://medium.com/flutter-community/the-layer-cake-widgets-elements-renderobjects-7644c3142401

Countries that have preoccupied Americans the most since 1900 https://pudding.cool/2018/12/countries/

How to Version-Control Jupyter Notebooks https://nextjournal.com/schmudde/how-to-version-control-jupyter

What did Jesus really look like? (2015) https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35120965

The Monster’s Servant: On Thomas Cromwell https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/11/the-monsters-servant

The MGR window system (2016) https://hack.org/mc/mgr/

Risk-First Software Development https://github.com/risk-first/website/wiki

The battle over new nerve cells in adult brains intensifies https://www.sciencenews.org/article/neurogenesis-brain-neurons-2018-yir

Technorealism, Alvin Toffler, and the Forgotten Third Wave http://txti.es/technorealism

At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia https://apnews.com/e91d55a6b39542c0896c5f31a0098870

‘Going where the customer is’: Marketers are coming for messaging apps https://digiday.com/marketing/monetizing-messaging-apps/

When Power Goes to Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart (2013) https://www.npr.org/2013/08/10/210686255/a-sense-of-power-can-do-a-number-on-your-brain?ft=1&f=1007

The Muse (YC W12) Is Hiring a Product Manager for Growth https://www.themuse.com/jobs/themuse/product-manager-growth

On Disbelieving Atrocities (1944) https://pastebin.com/zpk4LP1s?

Meng Wanzhou’s Arrest Exposes China’s World Domination Plot https://nypost.com/2018/12/22/how-arrest-of-chinese-princess-exposes-regimes-world-domination-plot/

Lessons in negotiation from Stalin at Yalta https://abe-winter.github.io/2018/12/20/stalin.html

Raw String Literals Removed From Java 12 as Feature Set Frozen https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/12/jdk-12-new-features

Court Returns Seized Laptops to Accused GTA V Cheat Developer https://torrentfreak.com/court-returns-seized-laptops-to-accused-gta-v-cheat-developer-181222/

More Amazon workers speak out against atrocious working conditions https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/03/amzn-a03.html

Frank Lantz – Director of NYU’s Game Center and Creator of Universal Paperclips https://blog.ycombinator.com/frank-lantz-director-of-nyus-game-center-and-creator-of-universal-paperclips/

Douglas Adams was right “Genuine people personalities” are coming to our gadgets https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/douglas-adams-was-right-get-ready-to-talk-with-digital-personalities/

Amazon hired private detectives to spy on injured worker https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/22/amaz-d22.html

A Year After the Middle Class Tax Cut, the Rich Are Winning https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-tax-plan-consequences/

Apollo 8’s Earthrise: The Shot Seen Round the World https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/science/earthrise-moon-apollo-nasa.html

Small stupid things that make up my dev environment https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/12/21/env/

“Equality of Opportunity” is Overrated https://mises.org/wire/equality-opportunity-overrated

Facebook Closes 5 Accounts Tied to Russia-Like Tactics in Alabama Senate Race https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/22/us/politics/facebook-suspends-alabama-elections.html

Free PVS-Studio for those who develops open source projects https://www.viva64.com/en/b/0600/

The ‘Future Book’ is here, but it’s not what we expected https://www.wired.com/story/future-book-is-here-but-not-what-we-expected/

Silicon Valley CEO thrown in the cooler for three years, ordered to pay $1.5m https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/21/silicon_valley_ceo_jailed/

Zimbabwe Pledges Land to AU for Construction of “Wakanda One” at Victoria Falls https://allafrica.com/stories/201812210051.html

Brave taking donations on behalf of others without consent https://twitter.com/tomscott/status/1076160753793683456

Facebook is reportedly planning its own stablecoin https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/21/facebook-stablecoin/

Powerless: when a gas driller overruns your land https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/wva

The Wavefunction Collapse Algorithm explained https://robertheaton.com/2018/12/17/wavefunction-collapse-algorithm/

A new study proves parachutes are useless https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/parachute-study

Last Refuge: A Bay Area RV community bands together to fight City Hall http://extras.mercurynews.com/lastrefuge/